Gorgonella rubra   (Thompson & Henderson)  (Sea fan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Gorgonacea
Family:Gorgonellidae

Image copyrights: The Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Color: White to pale yellow; axis dark brown turning to pale yellow towards the growing tips. Spicules pale yellow or colorless.

Colonies feebly reticulate; secondary lamella often in different planes. Spicules are of spindles, 0.084 x 0.029 mm, dumb-bells, 0.44 x 0.021 mm and crosses, diameter 0.052 mm.


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Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Natural threats, Anthropogenic
(Protected under Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972)

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Rocky

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Colachel INDIA (Record: 1997)
• Tamil Nadu, Muttum INDIA (Record: 1997)

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Mary, AG and Lazarus, S (2004) Gorgonids off the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 46(1) 32-43 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972

Page last updated on:2010-05-17

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